Malaysian Govt. compiles book to help Indian community

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 18 (ANI): The Malaysian government has compiled all its efforts to help the Indian community in a book called "National Development Plans and Indians in Malaysia".

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi launched the book on Friday.

The book reportedly contains policy statements from the government such as Eighth Malaysia Plan, Ninth Malaysia Plan and Tenth Malaysia Plan.

The Star quoted the book's author Dr Denison Jayasooria as saying that he had compiled works undertaken between 1999 and 2010.

"I put together in the book issues related to poverty, education, skills training, civil service, employment, social issues and things like that," he said.

While presenting a copy of his book to Badawi, Dr Jayasooria said: "I think you can use this (book) as a benchmark to see whether the Government has delivered on many of the things that it promised such as equality of opportunities in education, poverty and others, especially for the bottom 40 percent nation which is the Indian community."

Dr Denison was appointed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in August as secretary to a "Special Implementation Taskforce" to identify and monitor the participation of the Indian community in government projects and programme in the Prime Minister's Department. (ANI)

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